My Macbook is a pretty powerful DJ laptop, but even that powerhouse has started taking a dump over the past 6 months. The problem is caused by 2 main culprits. First, more tracks every week means the 250 GB hard drive is always maxed out. Last, the system drive (HDD) is dragging its sorry butt and taking forever to process data. The good news is that a close friend offered a clever way to solve both of those problems with one simple upgrade that costs anywhere from $250-$600.
Spotted last week on Twitter was this crazy modified Numark Mixtrack controller from DJTT reader Zach Willett, with the jogwheels removed and two Midi Fighters dropped into the chassis. We wanted to learn more, so Zach sent over photos of the construction process and a few more details on the actual mod itself.
It’s always fascinating when two very different companies collaborate on a product – as their specialities and priorities can either work harmoniously or go fabulously awry. Korg and littleBits seem to have achieved the former, with a DIY synth kit that lets synthesizer beginners and affecionados alike combine magnetic-attaching modular elements to make awesome instruments […]
For most DJs, upgrading to the latest controller takes time and money that they don’t have – so today we’re sharing a DJTT reader’s low-tech solution for adding colored buttons to a Traktor Kontrol X1 MK1. Read on to learn how to do it yourself and customize this controller for a fraction of the cost […]
This morning on our internet radar was DJ Blaze’s overview of his most recent DIY project – installing Traktor audio soundcards into traditional DJ mixers. It’s a great idea, especially if you happen to have an older mixer and soundcard both lying around that could be put to good use. The way he’s done the mod, […]
What if you could turn any conductive surface into a controller for your DJ or production software? With over 11,000 backers on Kickstarter earlier this year, the MaKey MaKey project captivated the attention of the online world. Three months after raising over 20 times their funding goal, the initial kits have shipped, and we’ve had […]
There’s no doubt that when listing off the most impressive DIY controller builds, Moldover and his MOJO controller are up there on the list. Earlier this week, Moldover not only announced that he was open sourcing the design of the controller and giving it away for free, but he also made today’s featured video. It’s […]
Off-the-shelf DJ controllers have come a long way in the past few years, but they’re still lacking that certain something. The whole digital DJing movement was founded on a DIY approach way before manufacturers started seeing dollar signs in the eyes of a burgeoning market, and there’s nothing quite like that personal touch. Not everyone’s […]